Colour photograph of the hanging knoll at Island House.

The hanging knoll (baca chrochaidh) at Island House where, in the MacLean era prior to 1674, the last tenant to pay his rent would be hanged.


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Other Number: W78

The Hanging Knoll at Island House

Oral tradition has it that when the MacLeans of Duart owned Tiree (1390-1674), it was their custom to hang the man who was last to pay his rent. The very last to be hanged for this `crime` was a miller`s son from Balevullin around 1674.

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